Broadway tuner ‘Wonderland’ will close May 15 in the wake of generally unfavorable reviews and no love from the Tony nominating committee.
Short-lived musical began previews March 21 and opened April 17. The show originated in a 2009 staging at Tampa’s David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, which was one of the lead producers on Broadway.
Composer Frank Wildhorn’s take on “Alice in Wonderland” updated the Lewis Carroll tale with a contempo spin.
Producers are aiming to pull together a national tour of the show, which may not prove as unlikely as the idea initially seems. Despite Wildhorn’s generally poor reception on the Main Stem, his musicals are often cited as top draws by road presenters around the country.